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3 Star and 4 Star Reviews for New Beginnings by Cori Garrison #FF #Romance @corigarrison2

CoverTitle: New Beginnings
Author Name: Cori Garrison
Publication Date & Length: November 2, 2013 – 73 pgs

Synopsis

Sometimes life takes unexpected turns. Sometimes we hide the very core of our existence because we fear the judgment of others. Sometimes the universe shifts and we are provided with a brief moment to begin anew. These moments allow us to become fearless and let our perfectly created souls shine.

Sam has the perfect life, or does she? When her life is turned upside down, will she seize the opportunity to be true to herself? Sometimes true love finds us when we least expect it.

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ThreeStar

I have to say I think this book failed to capitalize on the things it had going for it. It feels like a first book, to tell the truth. I believe I saw something in the book from the author saying what her debut novel was and where you could get it, but this is the first book I could find on Amazon. Truthfully, I think the book could stand to be rewritten. I liked the premise of the plot. I totally felt for Sam after her husband died, but even before he died, I got the feeling that she wasn’t long for that relationship anyway. This clears the way for Jenna to come into the picture. And it explains why their relationship progresses so quickly. But honestly, I feel that this relationship should have slowed a bit and developed a little more slowly. It seemed rushed, and the feelings of both Sam and Jenna just seemed to all happen too quickly.

Then we have Shawn and Rebecca. Shawn is Sam’s sister, and is the “out” lesbian, and therefore pariah, of the family. This provides an excellent reason for why Sam never felt able to explore any of her desires or leanings toward other women. Again, we have a relationship that seems to happen at lightning speed. Slow down and let me enjoy the two of them getting to know each other. The whole disagreement on their first date was almost incomprehensible to me. Shawn said she didn’t want just a hook-up, and for some reason this to Rebecca meant that Shawn didn’t want to have sex with her at all. But Shawn did want to have sex, she just didn’t want it to be a one-night stand. Well if that’s all you want, says Rebecca, then forget it, and stop playing me. What? Totally left me confused. And that doesn’t even take into account that this part seemed like a totally new story. We had one story about Sam and Jenna, then in the middle of the book, we were in a new story that was about Shawn and Rebecca. It was essentially two books in one, but not enough time or plot or even development was given to either story.

That said, there were redeeming qualities to the book. Garrison made me like her characters. She drew me in to their stories. Her sex scenes were pretty darn hot. And she has an easy writing style that made it easy to keep turning pages. I see a lot of potential, but I think she needs to fine tune her plot development. I’ve got the second book in the series and it looks longer, so I’m hoping to see a lot of progression in her development as a story-crafter.

Amy P.

FourStars

A short but heartfelt novel full of  passion, remorse, guilt and at times humour.
A traumatic and emotional start that quickly leads to suppressed feelings that leaves the reader wondering if true love can be achieved.
What I enjoyed most about this captivating novel was the way Ms Garrison enamored her readers by introducing a family that was so loving, caring, supporting and at the same time utterly believable. This family was the crux of the story line and for me this is what made this such an interesting read.
I also enjoyed the way Jenna’s emotions and feelings we were related as if we could hear what she was thinking inside her head, this was both entertaining and a novel approach to letting the reader almost feel as well as understand Jenna.
The ending was satisfying and fitting for this romantic and thoroughly enjoyable novel.
I just hope there is a sequel to this because I was definitely left wanting more.
~Chris

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New Release: 5 Star Review for On The Outside by Louise Lyons #MM #Romance @louiselyons013

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Author Name: Louise Lyons
Publication Date & Length: April 30, 2016 – 34,000 Words

Synopsis

When Craig Ferguson is released from prison after a year’s sentence for fighting, he returns home to his father and brother, and the family business. Throwing himself back into the life he left, with family, work, and women, Craig tries to forget his time on the inside, but there’s one thing he just can’t get out of his mind.

Cell mate, Rocky Kirk, still has six months of his sentence to go, and after a year together in a tiny cell, Craig misses him more than he cares to admit. He does his best to forget, but when Rocky is released, and arrives on Craig’s doorstep, homeless and hurt, everything that happened between them comes flooding back.

Craig’s family takes in Rocky, now known as Kirk, and gives him a home and a job, but he’s reluctant to join in with their partying, and never seems entirely comfortable in their home. A few months later Kirk announces he has to leave, and when Craig presses him for an explanation, Kirk blurts out that his unwanted feelings for his friend are hurting him too much to stay. His admission changes everything, but Craig’s uncertainty, and fears of his father discovering their secret, threatens to ruin anything that could develop between them.

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FiveStars

This is a book about a straight man named Craig that goes to jail after getting into a fight. He has a roommate named Kirk and the two end up sleeping together for that year that Craig is incarcerated. Once Craig leaves jail and is back home he tries to go back to being a straight man but when Kirk is released from jail 6 months after Craig he shows up at Craig’s house and things change from there shortly afterwards.

This in my opinion is a story about a man truly finding himself for the first time. Through the struggles and telling himself that he is not gay or bisexual he is faced with losing the man that he has feeling for and finally admits to himself that he is not so straight after all. Then he has to go through the struggles of truly accepting who he is and what he wants. In the end once he does he realizes that he is happier then he has ever been and has exactly what he is has been looking for all along right in front of him.

I really enjoyed reading this story. It is a story about struggle, acceptance, and unconditional love. It is a real feel good story and I think many others will enjoy it also.

Tosha

Excerpt

I turned away from him, barged past Dad, and took the stairs two at a time. The bathroom door shook in its frame when I kicked it shut behind me. My temper rapidly subsided, and I risked a peek at myself in the mirror above the sink. The color in my face faded, leaving me pale and wild-eyed, breathing hard. What the hell just happened?

I replayed the scene in my head, starting with the almost-kiss between Stuart and Catherine. Was there something between them? Was it really nothing? Was I pissed off because she was supposed to be dating me, or was I actually hurt? I didn’t feel hurt. It didn’t seem that important anymore. She probably wouldn’t want to see me again after my outburst and I wasn’t convinced I minded all that much. What the fuck did that say about us? The more I thought about it, the more I realized I was only angry with myself, mostly because when I’d finally got what I wanted, I didn’t want it that much anymore.

“Craig?” A gentle tap came on the door. Kirk.

My rapid heartrate escalated, and I scowled at my reflection. “Leave me alone.”

“Come on, that hand needs looking at.”

Sighing, I sat on the edge of the bath. “Come in.”

Kirk slipped into the room and closed the door behind him. “Are you okay?”

“Yeah, just fucking brilliant.”

“I’m sorry.”

“You didn’t do anything.”

“You know what I mean. Do you think there’s anything going on with her and Stuart?”

“How the fuck should I know? It looked like it, didn’t it?” I shrugged and blew my breath out hard. “I don’t fucking care anyway.”

“I thought you liked her.”

“Yeah, well. Maybe I should have stuck with the one-nighters.”

“You don’t mean that. I thought you wanted a relationship.”

“I don’t wanna talk about it.” I didn’t want to think about it anymore either. My hand stung like a bastard, and I noticed for the first time that blood was dripping all over the tiles under my feet. Before I could move, Kirk grabbed a folded towel, placed it on my knee and laid my hand on it, palm down.

“There’s a lot of glass in there.”

“You reckon you can get it out?”

“I’ll try.” He found tweezers and tissues in the bathroom cabinet, and dropped to his knees at my feet. Some of the droplets of blood soaked into his jeans and I grimaced.

“You’re getting blood on you.”

“It’ll wash.” He dabbed carefully at the back of my hand, and the tissues turned red. “This looks bad. You might need stitches.”

“I’ll be all right.” I clenched my teeth as he plucked out the first glass splinter and looked around for somewhere to put it. I reached for Dad’s can of shaving foam and flipped off the lid. “Put them in there.”

Kirk dropped each tiny piece of glass into the lid, and I counted eighteen pieces before Dad spoke from outside the door.

“Do you need to go to the hospital?”

“No. Thanks. Kirk’s fixing it.”

“Right. Good.” His feet thudded on the stairs as he returned to the football match.

“I’m missing the match.”

Kirk looked up at me and grinned, his brown eyes twinkling. “You’d rather bleed to death than miss the football?”

“Yeah, probably.”

“I think I got it all.”

“What?”

“The glass. I think I got it all out.” I dropped my gaze as he dabbed at the myriad tiny wounds with the wad of tissue. “Does it feel like there’s anything still in there?”

“No.”

“I think I saw some bandages in the cabinet.” Kirk got up and rifled through the cupboard. I stayed where I was until he kneeled down again and placed a dressing on the back of my hand. “Hold that there a minute.”

“Were you a paramedic in a previous life?”

“I did a first aid course a few years ago. I can remember most of it.” He wrapped a bandage around my hand, binding the dressing in place and making a surprisingly neat job of it. When it was done he stayed where he was, and I realized he was holding my bandaged hand in both of his and stroking my palm with one thumb. A few strands of hair had escaped the knot on the back of his head, and I had a sudden urge to tuck them behind his ear. I held my breath, staring at the top of his bent head. The only sound in the room was his breathing, and the intermittent drip from the bath tap that had needed fixing for a while.

“Thanks.” The word came out croaky, my mouth so dry I could barely speak at all.

“No problem.” Kirk jerked away, dropping my hand as if it had burnt him. Snatching up the wad of tissues, he tossed them into the toilet, and used the bloody towel to mop the floor. I stayed where I was until he opened the door and left me alone. His bedroom door opened and closed, and I made my way downstairs. I felt less concerned about my likely imminent break-up with Catherine, than I was about the moment in the bathroom.

What the hell happened? Maybe nothing. Maybe something. Did he still think about what happened between us and try not to? Jerk off and try not to remember me fucking him? Did he feel anything when he held my hand and stroked my palm, then jumped away? Jesus Christ. My heart hammered, and this time when I told myself it didn’t mean anything, and that I just kept remembering the person I’d been close to on the inside, it didn’t work.

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THREE 5 stars and ONE 3.5 star for Release Me (The Music Within #2) by Faith Gibson @authorfgibson #MM #Romance

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Title: Release Me
Author Name & Publisher: Faith Gibson (Bramblerose Press)
Publication Date & Length: April 30, 2016 — 253 Pages

Synopsis

Fifteen Years…

For fifteen years, Cade Anderson, drummer for the world-famous rock band 7’s Mistress, has been in love with his best friend, the band’s lead singer. Even though it’s been years since they were lovers, Cade still wants the man. When his best friend falls in love with someone else, life as Cade knows it is over. The band breaks up and Cade has to figure out how to move on.

Ten Years…

For ten years, Mal Wilson has hidden who he really is from the small-minded people of Arlo, Kentucky. The family farm is dwindling down to nothing, and the bar he owns is draining him dry. When it looks like he’s going to lose both, Mal has to figure out where to go from here.

Three Months…

For three months, Cade has been drinking and f*cking his way across the country, trying to forget about his former friend and lover. When he finds himself at a redneck joint in the middle of nowhere, he is drawn to the handsome roughneck tending bar. Something in the man stirs Cade for the first time in years.

One Night…

When Mal ends up in a hotel room with the handsome blond man who sat in his bar for hours, the man asks for one night together. When Mal wakes up, he knows that one night will never be enough, but it has to be.

Two men…

One musician, rich and famous, out and proud of his sexuality. One cowboy, poor as the dirt under his boots, hiding who he is from the world. It’ll never work. Or will it?

Release Me is a love story between a hard rockin’ drummer and a hard workin’ cowboy.

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FiveStars

This book was absolutely amazing, but it’s not surprising that I enjoy this as I thoroughly enjoyed Deliver Me (book 1). In this book we have Cade (who was heartbroken) and we meet Mal. Meeting Mal changed things for both characters. I love all of the characters in this book; they were as amazing as book one. They scenes were also amazing. It is clear to me that Faith Gibson has a gift to not only come up with an amazing story but to write it in a way that you just can’t put the book down. This book had it all from love, humor, and even fear. As you read this story I believe that when you have completed it you will be just like me wishing it could go on forever. All though this could technically be read as a standalone I would highly recommended reading book one first. You will not be disappointed.

~Lynn

FiveStars

Wow what a read. This book was full of so many different emotions that I did not know what emoji was coming next.

Cade is drummer for a band that had been together for 15 years but the band broke up and Cade was left trying to figure out where to go in life and how to get over losing who he thought was the love of his life and best friend Tag to another man. One night he found himself in a run down bar in a small Kentucky town. That is where he met the bartender and owner Mal. Meeting Mal changed both of their lives from the moment they both met and nothing would ever be the same.

Cade in my opinion is a man that is lost and trying to figure out who is and what his purpose is. Once he meets Mal he starts reevaluating his life and starts to realize the type of man he wants to be. He no longer wants to be the man raising hell and going to jail. He wants to be the man that is there for the man he loves and he wants to be a rock for those around him. Yes he has money but he does not want that to be the reason someone wants to be with him. He wants to find someone to love him for what is on the inside not how much money has.

Mal in my opinion is a man that is scared of his own shadow in some ways. After the abuse he felt at his fathers hands and almost dying because of it, he is scared to be open with the people around him about being gay. Well with the exception of his mother. He is content to spend his life alone because of that fair even though that is not what he truly wants. He also looks at himself as a failure because he could not protect himself or his mother against his father and because he is not able to get out from under the bills that are swallowing them whole and taking what little is left of their farm and the bar he owns. Mal does not have a high opinion of himself and therefore he pushes people away for it including Cade. He loves Cade so much but believes he has nothing to offer him so he lets his own insecurities cost him the man he loves when he realizes that Cade own the company that bought his farm so he would not lose it.

This is a story about one man that feels like he has lost everything from the love of his best friend and the band that he loved so much to another man who does not believe in himself self enough from losing the best thing that has happened to him. It is about two men having to decide if they are better and stronger together or if they are two different and let each other go.

Faith Gibson did an amazing job with bringing so many emotions to the table in this book and Faith did it in a way that makes it impossible for the reader to feel what the characters are feeling. Loved this book and look forward to reading more books in this series.

~Tosha

FiveStars

If you haven’t read Deliver Me, I highly recommend it, you will get the back story on Cade and it was an amazing book! After Deliver Me I wanted Cade to get his happily ever after and it was so worth it. You could feel the connection with Cade and Mal instantly. That one night in the hotel was so flipping hot! You knew they couldn’t do just one night, you were begging for them to keep going it was that great! I loved how Cade instantly wanted to help Mal and his mom after only one meeting, which tells you what a great guy he really is. The buildup of the relationship was really good and I just couldn’t put the book down, I didn’t want it to end. I really hope there is another book in this series, each one is so good I want more!

~Angie

ThreeandHalfStars

Release Me is about drummer Cade Anderson and small town, trapped in the closet farm boy, Mal Wilson. Cade’s famous band disbands, leaving him heartbroken and lost cause he’s in love with his best friend, who happens to be in a happy relationship that Cade tried to ruin at some point. I’m gonna assume that there’s a book 1 to this and I haven’t read it yet. 3 months of partying and wandering, he meets Mal and finds himself instantly attracted…to the point that he’s willing to go above and beyond to help Mal save his failing farm in the span of like 24 hours.
I wish I can give this more stars, but since I have to be honest…I didn’t connect well with either characters, Not sure why, some might be due to the writing. Cade and Mal weren’t together half the time and when they were, they never had much of an alone time. Cade said that Mal wasn’t a rebound, but it felt like it.
Cade was really sweet though and very caring towards Mal and his mother. He did a big turn around from party boy to night in shining armor. Mal should have been more grateful and less prejudice that Cade came from money. Mal really annoyed me with that. Since I have a romantic heart and have a soft spot for bad boys redeeming themselves, I finished the book. I liked Cade better at the end, but Mal still annoyed me. >_<
~Cookie

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Excerpt

The Neurotic Prophets were finishing up their encore, and it was almost time for Cade to take his seat. Never had he been more nervous playing a show than he was tonight. Mal had heard him play guitar and piano and knew how he sounded when he sang. But this was Cade in his element. Cade baring his soul to the world. Mal would probably never see this again, and Cade wanted it to be perfect.

Finally, the sets were swapped out, and it was time. Cade inserted his ear monitors and adjusted the box on the back of his jeans. The guys huddled as they did before every show and wrapped their arms around each other’s shoulders. No words were said; they allowed their combined adrenaline to seep into the person next to him. Reed released his arms first as always, and Cade walked over and took his place behind his massive drum kit. Mal was somewhere in the crowd. Since the floor was standing room general admission, he could be anywhere. Or nowhere. Cade cleared his mind of Mal, and set up the beat for the first song as the others made their way to the stage.

Time crawled, yet at the same time, it flew by. As the band stood on stage after their encore, Cade tossed sticks into the crowd. He didn’t try to find Mal or Bryan in the sea of bodies clambering for a souvenir. He waved at no one in particular and headed to the side of the stage. The men walked to their dressing rooms together with their body guards. Too many crazy fans were able to slip by unnoticed no matter how good security was. Before Cade stepped into the room Carl had secured for him to use privately, he told Reed, “You’re probably not going to see me at the after party.”

“No problem. We’ve all had those nights,” he responded and cupped Cade behind his head. “You do what you have to do.”

Carl opened the door for Cade, and he was immediately accosted by an excited Bryan. “Man, what a fucking show! You were phenomenal. And your drum solo? Oh my god! How do you play for that long without needing a break? Seriously, that was the shit!”

Cade couldn’t help but grin at his friend’s excitement. He considered both Bryan and Andy friends. They had kept in contact these last few weeks even if they wouldn’t elaborate on Mal’s well-being too much. Cade grabbed a towel and wiped the sweat from his forehead and neck. “Practice, my man. Lots of practice and gym time. How are you?” Cade asked. He turned toward the sofa in search of the cooler he kept full of Gatorade for after the show. Mal was leaning against the far wall, his arms crossed over his chest.

Cade couldn’t move. Mal was even more handsome than he remembered. Seems like he wasn’t the only one who took extra care with his looks for this moment. Mal’s normally smooth face was scruffy, like he intentionally forgot to shave for a couple of days. His dark hair was cropped close on the sides but longer than it had been on top. His jeans gripped those slim hips snugly, and his Divining the Dark t-shirt stretched taut over his chest and biceps. Cade was pretty sure he was drooling. Mal was picture perfect and would put any cover model to shame. If he’d really wanted to be tormented, Cade would’ve asked him to turn around so he could get a good look at his ass. There was something about his cowboy in a pair of Wranglers.

When he raised his eyes to Mal’s face, the blue orbs staring back at him took him by surprise. This wasn’t a man who looked like he was going to break things off. Mal looked like he was ready to drop to his knees and blow Cade. He looked around to make sure Roarke was nowhere near, and it was then he noticed Bryan and Carl had left the room.

Mal found his voice first and said, “Hi.”

That one word just about knocked Cade to his knees. It was music to his soul. His soul that was soon to be crushed.

“Hi,” he croaked. Cade cleared his throat and tried again. “Hi, Mal. You look good.”

Mal pushed off the wall, and before Cade knew what was happening, Mal had his neck in a vice grip and was crashing their mouths together. Surprise had Cade gasping, and Mal took advantage of the opening to slide his tongue home. Home.

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4.5 stars for Will & Patrick’s Happy Ending (Wake Up Married #6) by Leta Blake and Alice Griffiths #MM #ShortStory #Romance

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Title: Will & Patrick’s Happy Ending (Wake Up Married #6)
Author Name & Publisher: Leta Blake & Alice Griffiths
Publication Date & Length: April 15, 2016 – 127 pages

Synopsis

Follow Will & Patrick in this final installment of the romantic-comedy serial, Wake Up Married, by best-selling author Leta Blake and newcomer Alice Griffiths!

Sure, Will and Patrick are in love now, but they weren’t when they got married in Vegas. For Patrick, that’s no problem, but Will can’t shake his doubts that a relationship started through coercion can ever become the real deal.

Since the Molinaro crime family has reversed their position on divorce, Will and Patrick have a chance to rectify their drunken mistake. But is divorce the solution? Find out in this final installment of the much-beloved Wake up Married serial.

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FourandHalfStars

I’m so sad to be leaving Will and Patrick but was absolutely thrilled to take this journey with them. Although there were bits and pieces that drove me crazy as Will and Patrick navigate through what ended up as a perfect relationship for them both, overall I was completely glad that they finally got their HEA. The book (series) had everything in it and I loved the writing duo of Blake and Griffiths and certainly hope they continue to team up together. The secondary characters were also amazing and I really enjoyed getting to know everyone in this series.

This is a series and must be read in order. You will not be disappointed if you read these.

~Lynn

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5 stars for The Shattered Door by Brandon Witt #MM #romance @Dreamspinners

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Title: The Shattered Door
Author Name & Publisher: Brandon Witt (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: August 13, 2012 — 350 Pages

Synopsis

After a tortured childhood and years of soul-searching, Brooke Morrison has finally settled into a comfortable life. While his sexuality prohibits him from practicing his degree in youth ministry in a church setting, he’s found a fulfilling job as a youth counselor at a residential treatment facility in Colorado. He falls in love, marries the man of his dreams, and makes peace with God. He’s happy.

Then his buried past drags him back to the Ozarks.

The life Brooke has worked so hard to build is crumbling in his hands in the face of painful memories and past abuse, and his confidence is withering. In El Dorado Springs, where his nightmares come to life, Brooke desperately seeks closure life doesn’t offer. Brooke must find value in himself, in his marriage, and in the world around him—and create the hope and perseverance to keep his past from swallowing him whole.(

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 Wow!! This book was so beautiful but at the same time so heartbreaking too!

Brooke has gone through so much pain in his life you just can not help but feel so bad for his character and everything he has gone through. I just can not imagine going through what he has and to come out so strong from it. Then there was Jed his husband which I have to say these two together were so sweet and you could not help but love them as a couple.

Then there was Brooke’s mother who was such a cruel woman and there are really no words to even describe that horrible woman. I just really do not understand how any mother can treat her child the way this woman did and let’s just say I did not like her character at all and leave it at that.

This story honestly was so hard to read… Many times there was tears in my eyes while I read certain parts of this book. Which leads me to what a amazing job the author did with this story and these characters. To pull you into this book and have you feeling what this character is going through..

So I will leave this review with I really loved this beautiful, but also heartbreaking story and would recommend it!

~Kara

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FREE READ!!! 4 stars for Damon’s Touch by Dianne Hartsock @DianneHartsock #MM #Paranormal #Erotic @PridePublishing

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Title: Damon’s Touch
Author Name & Publisher: Dianne Hartsock (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: February 11, 2016 — SHORT STORY

Synopsis

Damon is used to taking what he wants, whether it’s men to bed or feed upon. He is careful with his conquests, knowing the danger that the village poses to him. It has been a while since he’s fed, and hunger gnaws at him. He needs to feed soon before desire overrides caution and he enters the village, but he comes upon Lacey and his brother Caleb tending to sheep.

For Lacey, the sight of Damon drinking from his brother’s throat should repulse him. Instead, he finds himself oddly aroused; Damon is all his fantasies come true, lovely yet dangerous. When Damon sees Lacey for the first time, he is immediately attracted to him. Taking Lacey as a lover, he blackmails him into acceptance by threatening to kill Caleb.

As Damon’s prisoner, Lacey’s love for his beautiful captor grows. He is confused and ashamed, then angry at Damon for threatening his brother. When Damon sets Caleb free, Lacey is surprised, but relieved, yet, he still wants to be free himself. Damon releases him, but Lacey quickly realizes he still wants his vampire. Lacey has come to love him, but will love be enough to set them both free?

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FourStars

This is a short story about loneliness, longing, and love.

Damon is a vampire who has spent many years only feeding and having unattached, unfeeling sex with those that he feeds off of. That is until he takes two brothers, Caleb and Lacey. Lacey turns out to be what Damon has been missing.

Even though this was a quick read I was able to connect with the story and feel the pain, heartache, and loneliness that Damon felt was unaware of feeling until he met Lacey and all those feelings came tumbling out of him. When he met Lacey I could feel the heat of those intense feeling that Damon immediately felt for him. It was as life came back into Damon’s lonely reclusive existence.

Even though Lacey was not aware of what he was feeling for Damon, it was undeniable that Lacey was extremely attracted to Damon. So much so that he let Damon claim his virginity without so much of any doubt.

This in my opinion is a story about love at first sight but with a few hiccups along the way. It was a very interesting short story. One that is a quick read with a lot of emotions attached to the characters in it. I really enjoyed it.
~Tosha

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PRE RELEASE: 5 stars for Three of a Kind by Sean Michael #MM #Menage #Erotic @PridePublishing

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Title: Three of a Kind
Author Name & Publisher: Sean Michael (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: March 29, 2016 – 99 pages

Synopsis

What’s better than a pair? Three of a Kind of course!

Zane is about to give up by the time his truck breaks down in Arizona. All he has in the world is the truck, less than fifty bucks and more bruises than any one young man should have to bear. That’s when he meets buff giant Butch who takes Zane in, helping him get his life back together.

Problem is, Butch already has a lover, an artist named Randy. Or at least Zane thinks it’s a problem. Turns out, it’s not the kind of trouble Zane thinks it is when Butch and Randy both take a romantic interest in him.

Can Zane let go of his troubled past and let Butch and Randy teach him that love doesn’t have to hurt?

Publisher’s Note: This book has been released elsewhere. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

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I just finished readin three of a kind and it is a story that breaks your heart but also makes you glad for hope and second chances. It is about three men that come together and find love between the three of them even though it was unexpected. Butch and Randy are already in a relationship and they are happy and do not feel as if they are lacking anything in their relationship then Zane comes along broken, beaten, and very few possessions to his name and walks into their lives and fits it perfectly. It was as if Zane has always been a part of their lives and he brings in more joy then they realized.

This is a book about an individual who was drugged, raped, beaten, then left with hardly any belongings. Instead of letting these things break him he starts to slowly rebuild his life with the help of Zane and Butch.

I think that Zane is just extremely sweet, caring, funny, and a heart of gold type of person and that is one of the things that Zane needs in his life. Then there is Butch and he is strong, caring, and capable of handling the bad and the good type of individual. These two out together was exactly what Zane needed which was broken, hurt, scared, and lonely. They gave him a place to call home….. With them being his home.

Another great book by Sean Michael.

~Tosha

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